Therapy and treatment options
Manual lymphatic drainage is used to help the body in many ways.
- Reduce and help manage fluid retention in tissue support the immune system by enhancing removal of body tissues.
- Decrease pain and inflammation associated with fluid retention.
- Restore lymph function by increasing circulation.
- Free up resources your body can use for tissue repair
Breast Cancer Treatment
Lymphatic manual therapy is often prescribed after Mastectomy of breasts, other breast surgery to reduce pain and swelling following the removal of the lymph nodes and or radiation treatments. Goals of manual lymphatic drainage are to resolve the accumulated fluid and increase comfort. This is accomplished by rerouting the lymph flow via tissue channels and limp vessels around the block to
Compression bandaging is used after therapy sessions and is accomplished by applying bandage materials to the area after each manual lymphatic drainage session. These bandaging techniques are used to prevent re-accumulation of lymph fluid (swelling) which has been moved out of the affected body part during the treatment session.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the RMC Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic at The Tyler Center at: (256) 235-5688